A Wonderful Pasadena Compound in its Own Oak Grove, $8M

by Phillip Ferrato The globally influential multi-disciplinary design firm rossdesign sometimes flies under the radar, and residential design is just one facet of the firm’s wide-ranging practice. This well-considered and beautifully executed compound near Pasadena’s Rose Bowl is a perfect example of their signature style– a spare but warm minimalism in a setting of native… Keep reading

Frank Lloyd Wright: Restoration-Ready in Hollywood, $4.25M

By Philip Ferrato We’re so used to those polished, evocatively staged images in real estate listings, it’s refreshing that the listing for Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic Freeman House deploys instead a selection of atmospheric vintage images from 1972. Brought to market by pioneering architecture specialist broker Mike Deasy, CEO and co-founder of DPP Real Estate,… Keep reading

Kirsten Blazek Remakes The American Ranch House

By Philip Ferrato The “Ranch” is so ubiquitous a form of housing that we sometimes forget how radical they were, transforming the landscape in the post-WWII era with endless one-story homes. There are the classic Eichlers and Cliff Mays, which introduced one-story Tract Modernism to America, but there’s another species that evolved alongside them with… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: A Rare James Allen Walter, $2.25m

By Philip Ferrato Homes by Mid-Century architect James Allen Walter are not easy to find, but there’s a prime example of his work open this weekend (scroll down for details). Only thirty-two of Walter’s designs were built, and while he seems to have been somewhat difficult and intense (according to this) that intensity translated into a… Keep reading

Gorgeous Mid-Century In Pasadena, $1.375M

By Philip Ferrato A real estate unicorn, this 1959 Post+Beam has been put on the market by the estate of its original owners in original but beautifully maintained condition. And while no architect has been identified, this house is very much of its time, and in a way that’s rarely seen today. If we had… Keep reading